For detailed information on this course please see the course syllabus in html or pdf format.
|Course Survey||Tuesday, Aug 26th, 5pm|
Most articles are available from on campus by clicking on the links
below. If this does not work (or you are off campus), try google or
the UNL library website. If
you are still unable to download the article, contact a classmate or
me for a copy.
|Week||Readings||Tentative Due Dates|
|Week 1, Aug 25th||
M. Dunbabin and L. Marques, "Robots for Environmental Monitoring: Significant Advancements and Applications," IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 24-39, Mar. 2012.
K. Schmid, P. Lutz, T. Tomic, E. Mair, and H. Hirschmuller, "Autonomous Vision-based Micro Air Vehicle for Indoor and Outdoor Navigation," J. Field Robotics, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 537-570, Jul. 2014.
|Course Survey Due Tues|
|Week 2, Sept 1st||
Monday (No CLASS Labor Day):
(More discussion of) K. Schmid, P. Lutz, T. Tomic, E. Mair, and H. Hirschmuller, "Autonomous Vision-based Micro Air Vehicle for Indoor and Outdoor Navigation," J. Field Robotics, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 537-570, Jul. 2014.
M. Purugganan and J. Hewitt. J. Laval, L. Fabresse, and N. Bouraqadi, "A methodology for testing mobile autonomous robots," in 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013, pp. 1842-1847.
|Week 3, Sept 8th||
How to Read a Scientific Article. Rice University, 2004. Online.
G. Welch and G. Bishop. "An Introduction to the Kalman Filter.," Available Online.
H. Durrant-Whyte and T. Bailey, "Simultaneous localization and mapping: part I," Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 99-110, 2006.
|Week 4, Sept 15th||
Monday and Wednesday NO CLASS, at IROS. Finalize groups for Friday. Read:
 L. U. Odhner, L. P. Jentoft, M. R. Claffee, N. Corson, Y. Tenzer, R. R. Ma, M. Buehler, R. Kohout, R. D. Howe, and A. M. Dollar, "A compliant, underactuated hand for robust manipulation," The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 736-752, Apr. 2014.
 V. Zykov, E. Mytilinaios, M. Desnoyer, and H. Lipson, "Evolved and Designed Self-Reproducing Modular Robotics," Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 308-319, 2007.
Friday: Project groups due! Email me names before start of class.
Discuss  and , short meetings with groups.
|Finalize Project Groups|
|Week 5, Sept 22th||
 Schedule a 30 group meeting for today or tomorrow
 M. Rahimi, R. Pon, W. J. Kaiser, G. S. Sukhatme, D. Estrin, and M. Srivastava, "Adaptive sampling for environmental robotics," in 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, vol. 4, pp. 3537-3544, 2004.
 R. A. Day, "How to write a scientific paper," ASM News, vol. 42, pp. 486-494, 1975.
 English Communication for Scientists: Writing Scientific Papers
M. Schwager, J. McLurkin, and D. Rus, "Distributed Coverage Control with Sensory Feedback for Networked Robots," Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, 2006.
|Week 6, Sept 29th||
Discuss project ideas in groups (bring draft of proposal!).
Read: English Communication for Scientists: Oral Presentations
Watch in class and discuss: How to give talks Patrick Winston Video
Friday: Proposal Due! NO CLASS
|Final Project Proposal Due|
|Week 7, Oct 6th||
Monday: (Mark and Jared)
N. Ayanian and V. Kumar, "Abstractions and controllers for groups of robots in environments with obstacles," in 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010, pp. 3537-3542.
J. Mueller, G. S. Sukhatme, "Risk-aware Trajectory Generation with Application to Safe Quadrotor Landing," in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2014.
R. Woodman, A. F. T. Winfield, C. Harper, and M. Fraser, "Building safer robots: Safety driven control," The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 31, no. 13, pp. 1603-1626, Nov. 2012.
|Week 8, Oct 13th||
Monday: (James B. and Sai)
D. Gammell, S. Siddhartha, and T. Barfoot. "Informed RRT*: Optimal Sampling-Based Path Planning Focused Via Direct Sampling of an Admissible Ellipsoidal Heuristic," in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2014.
D. Nister, O. Naroditsky, and J. Bergen, "Visual odometry for ground vehicle applications," J. Field Robotics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 3-20, Jan. 2006.
C. Urmson, J. Anhalt, D. Bagnell, C. Baker, R. Bittner, M. N. Clark, J. Dolan, D. Duggins, T. Galatali, C. Geyer, M. Gittleman, S. Harbaugh, M. Hebert, T. M. Howard, S. Kolski, A. Kelly, M. Likhachev, M. McNaughton, N. Miller, K. Peterson, B. Pilnick, R. Rajkumar, P. Rybski, B. Salesky, Y.-W. Seo, S. Singh, J. Snider, A. Stentz, W. "Red" Whittaker, Z. Wolkowicki, J. Ziglar, H. Bae, T. Brown, D. Demitrish, B. Litkouhi, J. Nickolaou, V. Sadekar, W. Zhang, J. Struble, M. Taylor, M. Darms, and D. Ferguson, "Autonomous driving in urban environments: Boss and the Urban Challenge," J. Field Robotics, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 425-466, Aug. 2008.
|Week 9, Oct 20th
Fall Break Mon-Tues
Monday (No Class):
C. McManus, P. Furgale, and T. D. Barfoot, "Towards lighting-invariant visual navigation: An appearance-based approach using scanning laser-rangefinders," Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 836-852, Aug. 2013.
Friday: (Walter and Aparna)
 S. Scherer, J. Rehder, S. Achar, H. Cover, A. Chambers, S. Nuske, and S. Singh, "River mapping from a flying robot: state estimation, river detection, and obstacle mapping," Auton Robot, vol. 33, no. 1-2, pp. 189-214, Aug. 2012.
 (Read section on field experiment) S. Jain, S. Nuske, A. Chambers, L. Yoder, H. Cover, L. Chamberlain, S. Scherer, and S. Singh, "Autonomous River Exploration," in Field and Service Robotics, L. Mejias, P. Corke, and J. Roberts, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 93-106.
|Week 10, Oct 27nd||
S. Seok, A. Wang, M. Y. Chuah, D. Otten, J. Lang, and S. Kim, "Design principles for highly efficient quadrupeds and implementation on the MIT Cheetah robot," in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013, pp. 3307-3312.
T. Whelan, M. Kaess, M. Fallon, H. Johannsson, J. Leonard, and J. McDonald, "Kintinuous: Spatially Extended KinectFusion," Jul. 2012.
Friday: Report Due Before Start of Class
 E. Guizzo and T. Deyle, "Robotics Trends for 2012 [The Future Is Robots]," IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 119-123, Mar. 2012.
 Final project status updates (5 minutes per group)
|Final Project Status Reports|
|Week 11, Nov 3rd||
Monday: (Saeideh and Jim)
D. J. Abbott, C. Becke, R. I. Rothstein, and W. J. Peine, "Design of an endoluminal NOTES robotic system," in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007. IROS 2007, 2007, pp. 410-416.
S. R. Buss, "Introduction to inverse kinematics with jacobian transpose, pseudoinverse and damped least squares methods," University of California, San Diego, 2004.
Paul Hebert, et al. "Mobile Manipulation and Mobility as Manipulation - Design and Algorithms of RoboSimian," Accepted for Journal of Field Robotics (JFR), Special Issue on the DRC, 2014
|Week 12, Nov 10th||
Monday: (Nathan and Hossein)
R. Deimel and O. Brock, "A Novel Type of Compliant, Underactuated Robotic Hand for Dexterous Grasping," in Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, Berkeley, USA, 2014.
Wednesday and Friday (No Class): Work on projects and reviews of:
 P. P. Neumann, S. Asadi, A. J. Lilienthal, M. Bartholmai, and J. H. Schiller, "Autonomous Gas-Sensitive Microdrone: Wind Vector Estimation and Gas Distribution Mapping," IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 50-61, Mar. 2012.
 L. Natale and E. Torres-Jara, "A sensitive approach to grasping," in Proceedings of the sixth international workshop on epigenetic robotics, 2006, pp. 87-94.
|Week 13, Nov 17th||
Monday: (Alfred and Lalitha)
G. Muscato, F. Bonaccorso, L. Cantelli, D. Longo, and C. D. Melita, "Volcanic Environments: Robots for Exploration and Measurement," IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 40-49, Mar. 2012.
Wednesday and Friday (No Class): Project meetings
|All Article Reviews Due (Monday)|
|Week 14, Nov 24
Wednesday (No Class):
Friday (No Class):
|Final Project Writeup Due (Monday)|
|Week 15, Dec 1st||
|Final Project Article Reviews Due (Weds) and Final Project Videos Due (Weds, ideally Mon)|
|Week 16, Dec 8th||
|Project Presentations (M,W,F) and Final Writeup Due (Fri)|